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Epica - The Solace System EP (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 29, 2017
Epica - The Solace System EP (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Epica - The Solace System EP (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 29:57 minutes | 575 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover, Front PDF

Epica’s latest EP, The Solace System, contains six tracks that were recorded during the sessions for their most recent full-length album, The Holographic Principle. Though these tracks were not considered the best fit for the album, they take the faster, heavier Epica we were introduced to in that album to even further extremes. Isaac Delahaye’s guitar solos are stronger and more intricate than ever, while Arien van Weesenbeek earns his nickname of “The Beast” ever more fully.

Meiko - Playing Favorites (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at May 25, 2018
Meiko - Playing Favorites (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Meiko - Playing Favorites (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:46 minutes | 898 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Long known for her seductively haunting voice, folk singer/songwriter, Meiko, pays momage to childhood classics on 'Playing Favorites', her first covers album.
The Jimmy Cobb Quartet - Cobb's Corner (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Jimmy Cobb Quartet - Cobb's Corner (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:24 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb is perhaps most famous in his role as the backbone to Miles Davis's best albums, but the unstoppable Cobb is also an excellent band leader in his own right, as evidenced here.
Philippe Jordan, Wiener Symphoniker - Schubert: Symphonies 7 & 8 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Philippe Jordan, Wiener Symphoniker - Schubert: Symphonies 7 & 8 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:56 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Philippe Jordan has already established himself as one of the most gifted and exciting conductors manning the podiums before the worlds great concert hall stages. At present, he is Music Director of the Opéra National de Paris and Music Director of the Wiener Symphoniker, but his many past and present European orchestral engagements suggest a conductor highly respected and in great demand. Giving its first concert in its earliest incarnation at the very turn of 20th century, the Wiener Symphoniker, led here by Mr. Jordan in Franz Schubert's final two, and greatest, symphonies, handles the lions share of symphonic activity that makes up the musical life of the Austrian capital. The preservation of the traditional, Viennese orchestral sound occupies a central place in the orchestras various artistic pursuits.
Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014) [24/96] REPOST

Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:23 minutes | 1,97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A real rarity from Hyperion's Anglo-Australian artistic collaboration: music by an Australian composer who was once at the heart of the English establishment. Malcolm Williamson was one of many Australian creative artists who relocated to Britain in the mid-twentieth century. This double-album set of the complete Piano Concertos is therefore an important document as well as a compendium of deeply appealing music. Williamson wrote with a generosity of emotion and melodic flair rare in the mid-twentieth century, in a forward-looking idiom. Piers Lane, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Howard Shelley are the ideal performers of these unjustly neglected works.
Clément Lefebvre - Rameau & Couperin: Pièces pour clavier (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Clément Lefebvre - Rameau & Couperin: Pièces pour clavier (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:38 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Distinguised for the clarity and the delicacy of his playing, his sound palette and his capabilities allow him to play Beethoven, Liszt, as Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Ravol, Bartók … His musical tastes are also Rameau, Albeniz, or even Chabrier.
Thomas Bramerie Trio - Side Stories (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thomas Bramerie Trio - Side Stories (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:30 minutes | 1,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Bassist Thomas Bramerie has about a hundred records as sideman, but this is his first personal album on show, full of a busy career. For Side Stories, he surrounds himself with two talented young musicians: the pianist Carl-Henri Morisset, who studied at the Paris Conservatory, with Pierre de Bethmann and Hervé Sellin, and recorded My Chet my song with Ricardo Del Fra; and then the drummer Elie Martin-Charrière who, after passing by the Conservatory of Beaunes and Chalon, became the pupil of Dré Pallemaerts at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Roman Simovic, LSO Chamber Ensemble & Malcolm Sinclair - Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale (2018) [24/96]

Roman Simovic, LSO Chamber Ensemble & Malcolm Sinclair - Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:27 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A septet of LSO musicians relive the Russian folk tale of a soldier who trades his fiddle for unparalleled gain in Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. A theatrical work ‘to be read, played and danced,’ British stage & television actor Malcolm Sinclair narrates, leading listeners through the soldier’s regretful decision.

Ralph Alessi - Quiver (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 25, 2018
Ralph Alessi - Quiver (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ralph Alessi, Gary Versace, Drew Gress, Nasheet Waits - Quiver (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:26 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Trumpeter Ralph Alessis ECM leader debut 2013s "Baida" was the album where everything came together for him, according to Nate Chinen in a JazzTimes profile. Without abandoning his yen for oppositional energies, its a beautifully coherent statement, not just his most accomplished album but a contender for one of the years best. With Quiver, Alessi teams with pianist Gary Versace and the trumpeters longtime rhythm section of choice bassist Drew Gress and drummer Nasheet Waits to create a follow-up of quicksilver melodicism and subtly energized rhythm; there is a lyricism to Alessis playing that channels such forebears as Miles Davis and Kenny Wheeler, the mood reflective, even pensive. As DownBeat says, "Alessi works between the notes, his thoughtful, conversational solos as meditative as a calligraphers art, each line free-flowing and declarative but with immaculate shape and beauty".
38 Special - Wild-Eyed Southern Boys (1981/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

38 Special - Wild-Eyed Southern Boys (1981/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:35 minutes | 883 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

"Building on the bandmembers' own personal accomplishments that came from the Rockin' Into the Night album, .38 Special released an even stronger bunch of songs a year later with Wild-Eyed Southern Boys. Focusing on the same Southern-based rock & roll formula, the efforts from Southern Boys contain a little more guitar zing while complementing the band's ability to produce marketable radio music. "Hold on Loosely," with its smooth vocal stride, managed to peak at number 27 in April of 1981, giving.